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A Light Of SonShine

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Mission: Provide relief from hunger for the homeless, mental ill, elderly and families in need. Dedicated to breaking the cycle of hunger and devoted to restoring and empowering the stricken and disenfranchised.

Target demographics: Feed people in need.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,000

Geographic areas served: San Gabriel Valley, CA.

Programs: A Light Of SonShine Feed The City L.A. Feed The City Los Angeles

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jacob3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a part of the team here, and we're still loving being a part of the community in a beneficial way. I'm excited to see what the new year brings us, as well as the families we assist. I hope everyone that reads this review takes a moment from their day to do something nice for someone else. Jacob Chan :)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank You Feed The City , A light of Sonshine my family appreciates all that you guys do. I am very happy to write this review.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with organizations for the homeless, I also volunteer my time to assist A Light Of SonShine in my home area where I live on my days free. I work as a director on my own charity.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I very honored to be a part of this great organization, ALOS provides the community with services along with other nonprofits to better serve the families. Along with a great staff of people who care about what we do, I am proud to be a part of this team.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I also am president of a charity for the homeless, We have a good relationship with A.L.O.S. , the staff is wonderful to work with. They pick up food from Fresh & Easy and share with our churches. Many Thanks to Johnny and Eli.

S. Wildren C.E.O.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I support A Light Of SonShine which also goes by the name Feed The City LA, They do a good job for families in the local area. I am proud to be a part of them. I will always support their work.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very happy to meet the people at Feed The City LA, We have a large family and at times it is very hard. The holidays a coming and I am so glad for having A Light Of SonShine in our lives. Pho Chung

1 Vicky45

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just can't say enough good things about Light of Sonshine/Feed The City L.A.!
The staff, volunteers and service they provide is immeasurable, the service the provide and how they provide it (with lots of love and smiles) is wonderful! Beyond words! Thank you for all you do!!!
Keep up the good work, your service to the community and everyone served needs you and you are very appreciated. God bless you all...

Previous Stories
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Client Served

Rating: 5

I live at Villa Raymond Apartments in Pasadena, one of the locations served by A Light of Sonshine. I truly feel that we residents have benefited and have had a major improvement in the quality of our lives due to the food brought by this organization--it has really changed our lives and are grateful for the service A Light of Sonshine provides to a very needy community--THANK YOU!!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS

1 Zac C

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is Zac, I have been working with A Light of Sonshine since our family decided it was a necessity. There have been many occasions taking food to locations around Los Angeles where my heart has been touched. While we may get any number of strange responses to our helping hands, the strangeness is dwarfed by gratitude. There are few things in this world more moving than seeing someone's expression get brighter because they have a sandwich and a bottle of water. One of those few things is my daughter Emily, and I hope she will be proud of her family when she grows older. Working with several volunteers, and sitting in front of Pavilions or Vons collecting donations with our volunteers is a way to feel in-tune with the entire program. Thanks everybody.

1 Sunnyirish

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hi, my Name is Kimberly and I am a director with A Light Of SonShine also known as Feed The City L.A. Since its inception we have served as a shining light of tangible assistance and support to numerous people in our community. We are extremely grateful to have support from our donors to maintain a much needed program in Los Angeles. We deliver food daily to families in need, the elderly and disabled. On the weekends, the SonShine Crew seeks out to feed the homeless on the streets, under freeways, bridges and beaches.
Thank you,
Kimberly A. Narcisco, Board of Directors

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Client Served

Rating: 5

How it all started…..
It started by Eli making his deliveries at the location in VR Apartment, Pasadena at the beginning month of September 2012. The on-site manager approved “A Light of Sonshine” deliveries. It is stated that “timing is everything.”.

Your organization has helped most senior citizen as well as disabled residences in the 61 unit community. We are very grateful for the time, energy, and strength you (Johnny and Eli) and your volunteers (Kimmy, Renee, Ron) help provide to the VR Apartment community. Although economic times have been tough for everyone concerned; again, we are very GRATEFUL your organization exist to help feed Los Angeles.

Let’s hope and pray that your non-profit organization continues to flourish for all of Angelenos.

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts. Your organization have made a differences in peoples lives.

*P.S. Also our heartfelt THANKS to Fresh & Easy management whom donated their produce.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi, You guy's are AWESOME! I seen you guys in action, A Light of Sonshine or Feed The City, feeding the homeless at Venice Beach as well in Down Town LA. I don't know how you do it, but however you do.... You are Soooo appreciated and needed. I love what you do, and I love all of you! Thank you A Light of Sonshine or Feed The City. Made a donation, and I know it's for a excellent cause.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization! Glad to know there are still good people willing to help our world by not only keeping food from being wasted but by also getting to people that are more than grateful to receive it. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do! Also thank you Fresh & Easy for all your donations and continued support. We can all help put an end to hunger, donate time, money or both to a beautiful cause...our brothers and sisters going thru less fortunate times. Blessings to all your endeavors!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization! Really making a difference in the community and helping where its most needed--FOOD!!! Thank you Sonshine Team for spreading sonshine and love to those in need--you always have a smile and give joy. God Bless each of you all for your hard work and good deeds, AMEN!

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The issues of hunger and homelessness are still a growing problem in our great nation. Although there are several organizations that try to address this issue, A Light of Sonshine, since it's inception about 5 years ago has been a beacon of hope for the city of Los Angeles. Under Eli Sheth's vision, their cause has served many families in their time of need 24/7 with food/beverages. Hundreds of families have benefited from their kindness, including mine. Thanks Eli and continue the great cause "Feed the City" Christopher - The Smith Family

1 Eli S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

What a humbling and challenging role to be given, to lead the charge to end hunger and homelessness. Working with A Light of SonShine also known as Feed The City and together with our Chairman John Chan, fellow board members and volunteers, I have seen firsthand what a positive impact and difference Feed The City has made in the community. I am confident this organization will grow and continue to make a positive impact and difference with the continued support from our donors. We will continue to expand the organizations mission by developing programs to further our purpose. As a ward of the Court I had firsthand experience and have seen many hardships growing up in Los Angeles. I have seen in my lifetime so many people especially women and children in the streets hungry and struggling to stay alive day after day. Through it all I always held in my heart a deep desire to help and assist people in need. I am committed to making a difference because at one time I was someone that was in need and hungry and now it has directed me to where my life is today. I am honored to be a part of A light of SonShine to lead the fight against hunger and homelessness. Thank you. Eli Sheth, Executive Director

1 Alexander V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard of this organization through a friend, and I'm so glad I did!! Eli and Johnny helped me out in a time of need with a food donation ...filled my refrigerator! Thank you so much. I would definitely recommend this organization to anyone and please donate because it is going to a good cause.

1 Ron. W

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Ron, I met Mr. Eli Sheth Executive Director of Feed The City two years ago on the streets of skidrow in downtown Los Angeles. It was during Christmas time, I was hungry, cold, sad and was tuned out of this world. He reached out to me and tried to help me that night, but I refused. For the next three months, every Saturday night he would ask me how I was doing and if I was hungry. Eventually we became friends and started speaking and he offered to take me off the streets. His family invited me into their home and into their hearts. That was only two years ago, but it seems like a life time away. I am well now and I enjoyed giving my time to the organization to pay it forward and help others. A Light Of SonShine is hoping to open a rescue mission in the very near future to accommodate more people and help them transition back into the community.

Review from Guidestar

1 Renee. C

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with A Light Of SonShine aka Feed The City in Venice Beach to feed and clothe the homeless along the board walk. Feed The City has never run out of food or water which is wonderful. I have volunteered with The SonShineCrew team since 2009. I recently became homeless and with no where to turn, I ask them for help and they were there to assist me. I am now very active with Feed The City and serve the homeless every week in Downtown Los Angeles (corner of Cesar Chavez and Spring street). I currently volunteer all my free time with A Light Of SonShine, great organization!

Review from Guidestar